December 8, 2023

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Rates dropped in felony animal cruelty scenario for Jacksonville groomer

An Animal House employee is under investigation after being charged with felony animal cruelty relating to a death of a dog in the business's care.

Onslow County District Lawyer Ernie Lee declared Thursday morning that the felony animal cruelty charge related to a Jacksonville groomer at Animal Home has been dropped.

Cherry Derr, 36, was arrested on Aug. 13 and charged after an preliminary investigation with Onslow County Animal Providers claimed a 7-12 months-previous Border Collie combine named Curry, owned by Emilee and Kevin Hanks, died in her treatment. 

“This office has taken this investigation critically, as we do any criminal offense, which include people involving animal cruelty. As a prosecutor, I have an ethical responsibility not to continue with prosecution when there is insufficient proof to guidance the rates. Based mostly on the evidence in advance of me, there is inadequate evidence outside of a sensible question to convict Derr of the offense of cruelty to animals,” mentioned Lee.